Maserati19623500GT Vignale Spyder
- 1 of 245 ever built
- Nut and bolts restored in 2022
- Rare hardtop
In the spring of 1957, Maserati proudly presented the 3500GT coupé, a remarkable turning point for the brand that had previously been primarily known for its legendary grand prix and sports racing cars. Historically, Maserati street versions were rare, with only a handful ever produced. However, in that same year, the courageous decision was made to withdraw from motorsport, allowing the company to fully focus on developing refined and luxurious sports cars for the public roads. The result was the birth of the 3500GT - a true symbol of Maserati's transition into a new era of elegant road cars.
Initially, the Maserati 3500 GT impressed with its closed body, masterfully designed and built by the renowned Touring of Milan. Yet, the desire for open driving pleasure could not be resisted, and a year later, Touring unveiled an open prototype, showcasing the potential of a Maserati cabriolet.
However, it was the stunning version of the cabriolet, designed and manufactured by Vignale, that captured all hearts and shone at the 1959 Paris Motor Show, where the Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder was born. With its extraordinary elegance, distinctive Giovanni Michelotti styling, and athletic appearance due to the shorter wheelbase and beautifully curved rear fenders, this exclusive cabriolet won the admiration of car enthusiasts worldwide.
Our Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder with chassis number AM101.1421 is a rare specimen, one of only 245 cars ever produced, featuring the sought-after Giovanni Michelotti Vignale body. What makes this car even more unique is that only 50 were originally delivered with the rare hardtop. A true collector's item!
In 1964, this exquisite Maserati found its way to its proud first owner in Munich, Germany, and it still shines today in the same color combination: radiant Biancospino on the outside, perfectly complementing the matching blue interior and elegant blue hardtop.
It was fully nuts and bolts restored by the expert Leo B. Pechl, an authority in restorations. No expense was spared to carry out this restoration, with every detail meticulously attended to. Each stage of the restoration is meticulously documented with an impressive archive of over a thousand photos. In recognition of this work, the restoration received the prestigious Maserati Classiche authentication in 2022. This certificate is only the 9th of its kind ever awarded by Maserati and attests to an extremely thorough inspection, approving only the very best. The certificate confirms the unparalleled quality of the restoration and underscores the level of craftsmanship invested in the process.
As soon as you take a seat in the beautiful blue leather seats, you are immediately transported back to the glorious 1960s. The splendid steering wheel, with its distinctive split-rim style, frames a classic Jaeger instrument panel, where each dial and meter is a subtle nod to Maserati's rich racing history.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an exceptionally rare Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder, certified by Maserati itself. After an extensive restoration, this car has only 400 km on the odometer and is in absolute top condition. Don't wait any longer, and discover this stunning Maserati now at Rock 'N Roll Classics.